The True Cost of Buying a Home in an Association

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The True Cost of Buying a Home in an AssociationAdvice, Buying

by Sarah Taylor on June 18, 2017 with 0 comments

A Home Owners Association, or “HOA” as we love to abbreviate in the industry, is typically a developed neighborhood by one builder or multiple builders over time with a uniform look and feel. The appeal of living in an HOA is that there are more stringent guidelines whereby neighbors cannot paint their home purple or park …

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How Much Room Is There for Negotiation?

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How Much Room Is There for Negotiation?Advice, Buying

by Sarah Taylor on May 16, 2017 with 0 comments

It’s always an exciting moment when I’m showing homes in Port St. Lucie and my customers find “the one.” Through a process of elimination we’ve arrived at what could be their future home sweet home and now it’s time to talk business. As the conversation leads to making an offer I often get the question “how …

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Agent of the Year for 2016!

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Agent of the Year for 2016!Team News

by Sarah Taylor on April 10, 2017 with 0 comments

I am honored to have been awarded 2016 Agent of the Year at our company RE/MAX Masterpiece Realty. This award is given each year to the agent with the top sales volume out of the 50+ agents in our company. I couldn’t have made this milestone without the support of my customers who have entrusted their …

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Sarah’s Favorite Places to Eat

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Sarah’s Favorite Places to EatAdvice, Area Info

by Sarah Taylor on February 13, 2017 with 0 comments

I love to point out my favorite places to eat whenever I’m showing houses to customers who are new to the area. I thought I’d make a list here online as well. A few notations: These are “local” restaurants and not chains or franchises. I’m vegetarian and these establishments are good for the veggie and …

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Walkability in Port St. Lucie

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Walkability in Port St. LucieArea Info

by Sarah Taylor on January 16, 2017 with 0 comments

Is Port St. Lucie a walkable city? That depends on your perspective and your goals. For the most part, our city is considered car-dependant, meaning that in order to run errands you will have to drive to your intended destination. But for those who are looking to set out on a nice stroll, take the …

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St. Lucie County Relocation Info

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St. Lucie County Relocation InfoArea Info

by Sarah Taylor on December 26, 2016 with 0 comments

The city of Port St. Lucie, within St. Lucie County, has consistently made the news as being a top relocation destination due to the affordability, safe neighborhoods, and diversity of housing opportunities. Are you ready to start your home search? Contact me to discuss all that the Treasure Coast has to offer! 772-485-3214 or use …

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Recommended Professionals

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Recommended ProfessionalsAdvice

by Sarah Taylor on June 23, 2016 with 0 comments

Through my experience I’ve collected a list of industry-related businesses in Port St Lucie that provide excellent service. If you do decide to try any of them out, let them know that Sarah Taylor sent you. Mortgage Lenders Carol Dols Gateway Mortgage Group | (772) 350-1350 Mobile Barb Zorn Group One Mortgage | (561) 876-4887 Bobby …

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Buying a House in 12 Steps

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Buying a House in 12 StepsAdvice, Buying

by Sarah Taylor on February 7, 2016 with 0 comments

What does it take to buy a home on the Treasure Coast? Here are 12 steps to get you started: Save for the Down Payment Closing Costs Escrow account to include insurance and taxes Improve your Credit Score* Stay current on bills Don’t make any major purchases Don’t cancel any credit cards *A higher credit …

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